We're in Chigwell, First time buyers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Aldermore , and our solicitor is on the Aldermore conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Aldermore conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
I have todaybecome aware that Action Conveyancing have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Chigwell for a purchase of a leasehold flat 12 months ago. How can I establish that my home is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?
The quickest method to see if the property is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Chigwell conveyancing specialists.
Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Chigwell prior to appointing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may refuse to issue a loan on this type of house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you contact us we can check with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Chigwell. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Chigwell to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
As co-executor for the estate of my uncle I am selling a house in Newport but I am based in Chigwell. My solicitor (who is 260 kilometers awayhas requested that I sign a stat dec before the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Chigwell who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you should not be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are based in Chigwell
My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Chigwell. Conveyancing and Santander mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1995. The conveyancing solicitor in Chigwell who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?
The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to make sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is indeed the new freeholder. There is no need to instruct a Chigwell conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for less than a fiver. You should note that regardless, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without success. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on such issues? Can you recommend a Chigwell conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?
Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Chigwell conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Chigwell property is 201 & 201a St. Barnabas Road in October 2013. The Tribunal decided that the price to be paid by the Applicants for the freehold interest is £20,071. This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 69.26 years.